Health & Fit Watch Thor Bjornsson Lift One of Iceland's Heaviest Boulders
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might have while leaning down in his mission to become a pro boxer, but the former World's Strongest Man is still capable of incredible feats of strength. In a new clip on his YouTube channel, Bjornsson (who retired from the competitive strongman world after his tenth consecutive victory at Iceland's Strongest Man in 2020) can be seen taking part in the "Fullsterkur" ritual.
Fullsterker translates literally to "full strength," and refers to the heaviest boulders in Iceland. In a historical context, men vying to earn a place on fishing boats would lift these stones in order to prove their ability to lift the ships' heavy oars. Bjornsson, who succeeds in lifting the boulder in the video above, was featured in a 2018 documentary—also entitled Fullsterkur—on the subject.
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These days, it's pretty common for strongmen to show off their raw power in the Atlas stone event—but a more accessible version of this primal stone-shifting ritual can be found in most gyms.
"Vikings lifted stones to test overall strength, and a modern analogous movement would be the deadlift," says. "It's just a fantastic test of overall strength, it doesn't really matter what your goal is, most people would benefit from doing the deadlift. It involves your posterior chain, so your glutes, your hamstrings, your spinal erectors, your lower back, as well as your upper back musculature, so things like your traps and grip strength."
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The actor, 60, looked in good spirits as he stopped to sign autographs for his fans who waited outside the venue for him where he emerged later in the evening. The Top gun star looked suave in a black shirt and dark blue denim jeans which he teamed with a pair of denim boots as he strolled through Mayfair. © Provided by Daily Mail Star sighting: Tom Cruise was mobbed by fans as he left Novikov Restaurant in London on Wednesday Tom, who is currently residing in the UK appeared to be making the most of the warm weather as he sported a glowing tan.